04/12/1997 NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year
Golden State Warriors Player Latrell Sprewell Talks About His attack on Coach P.J. Carlesimo
A significant blemish on Latrell Sprewell's career was an incident that took place in 1997 when he attacked head coach P. J. Carlesimo during a Warriors practice. Sprewell threatened to kill him and dragged him backward by his throat, choking him for 7–10 seconds before his teammates and assistant coaches pulled Sprewell off his coach.